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Arabian Horses Return to Oklahoma City for 2019 Youth Nationals

by Edited Press Release from the Arabian Horse Association | Jul 19, 2019, 11:00 AM EST

Aurora, Colo. - Join the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., from July 21-27 for the 27 th Annual Youth National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show . The show will feature over 2,000 entries across more than 150 classes offered for Arabian and Half/Anglo-Arabian horses. The wide array of national championship classes includes halter, driving, sport horse disciplines, working Western, dressage, and even leadline. The first annual Youth...

U.S. Center for SafeSport Youth Training Courses Available Now

by U.S. Center for SafeSport and the US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 18, 2019, 10:00 AM EST

The U.S. Center for SafeSport Youth Athlete Training courses are now live! These valuable resources include courses for children of pre-school age, grades K-2, grades 3-5, middle school, and high school. These free online trainings are designed as an introduction for minor athletes and their parents or other caregivers to understand the importance of positive, welcoming environments in sports, where misconduct like bullying or abuse is less likely to happen, and to know where to report abuse,...

US Equestrian Announces Update to U.S. Jumping Team for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 17, 2019, 1:07 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. –US Equestrian regrets to announce that McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.) has withdrawn Contagious for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. The 10-year-old Deutches Sportpferd gelding owned by Beechwood Stables LLC., sustained an injury and will be unable to compete at the Games. As a result, Lucy Deslauriers (New York, N.Y.) and Hester, Lisa Deslauriers’s 14-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding, originally named as the traveling reserve, will compete. Richard Spooner (Agua...

Expressions of Interest Now Being Accepted for USEF Show Jumping National Championship and USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 15, 2019, 4:25 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) is accepting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the 2020, 2021, and 2022 USEF Show Jumping National Championships and USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championships. EOIs may be submitted for one or both of the championships. The USEF Show Jumping National Championship is being refreshed since its last appearance in 2012. The championship will be held over three days and will serve as the senior level national championship for the top U.S. jumping...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Finishes Fourth at FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ CSIO5* Sweden

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media | Jul 14, 2019, 2:10 PM EST

Falsterbo, Sweden – The NetJets ® U.S. Jumping Team claimed fourth place at the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Sweden during the 2019 Falsterbo Horse Show, on July 14 in Falsterbo, Sweden. Led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, the team consisted of Eve Jobs, Wilton Porter, Chloe Reid, and Catherine Tyree. “We had the youngest team out there by a mile. We were up against some real teams with big guns,” said Ridland. “For [the European teams], it’s a...

U.S. Reining Teams Collect Six Medals at 2019 SVAG FEI Reining World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 13, 2019, 6:53 PM EST

Givrins, Switzerland – The U.S. Reining Teams had excellent performances at the 2019 SVAG FEI Reining World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors in Givrins, Switzerland. The talented U.S. combinations collected two team medals and four individual medals under the guidance of Chef d’Equipe Jeff Petska. The U.S. Junior Reining Team won team gold and swept the individual podium, while the U.S. Young Rider Team collected team bronze and Cade McCutcheon won individual gold. The U....

News Flash: Four Individual Medals for U.S. Reining Teams at SVAG FEI Reining World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 13, 2019, 11:20 AM EST

Givrins, Switzerland - The U.S. Reining Teams won two individual gold medals, an individual silver medal, and an individual bronze medal at the 2019 SVAG FEI Reining World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors. Raeanna Thayn, Sarah Armenta, and Emma Lane of the U.S. Junior Reining Team swept the medals in the junior individual final, earning gold, silver, and bronze, respectively. Cade McCutcheon of the U.S. Young Rider Reining Team claimed gold in the young rider individual final. More...

News Flash: U.S. Reining Teams Earn Gold and Bronze at SVAG FEI Reining World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 12, 2019, 5:46 PM EST

Givrins, Switzerland - The U.S. Junior Reining Team of Sarah Armenta, Mattie Gustin, Emma Lane, and Raeanna Thayn claimed the gold medal at the 2019 SVAG FEI Reining World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors. The U.S. Young Rider Reining Team of Dani Latimer, Cade McCutcheon, and Taylor Zimmerman collected the bronze medal. Chef d'Equipe Jeff Petska led both teams to podium finishes. The U.S. Junior Reining Team finished on a score of 651.0. Germany collected silver with a score of...

US Equestrian Federation Announces Transition of Laboratory to the University of Kentucky

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 11, 2019, 4:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the University of Kentucky (UK) have entered into an agreement for the transition of the USEF Laboratory to UK. The new entity will be called the UK Equine Regulatory Testing Laboratory. The transition is effective July 10, 2019, and operations will proceed uninterrupted. Dr. Scott Stanley a renowned expert in the field of equine toxicology, who joined the University of Kentucky in September 2018, will lead the newly...

U.S. Vaulters Kick off Aachen with Top 10 Finishes, Four U.S. Teams Look Ahead to CHIO Aachen

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 11, 2019, 3:24 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen began on Friday, July 12, with U.S. Vaulters Kristian Roberts, Emily Rose, and Geoffrey Woolson competing in individual competition. Roberts and Rose came away with top 10 placings, earning overall scores of 7.310 and 7.515, respectively. Roberts (Moss Beach, Calif.), who competed with Laser 19, Rufv Schwagstorf’s 16-year-old Hanoverian gelding, and longeur Tanja Eversp, placed eight in the Compulsory Test with a score of 7....